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Dr. Raj Chari is a consultant musculoskeletal radiologist at the world-renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, a part of Oxford University Hospitals, UK. Oxford University Hospitals are busy tertiary centres where he provides musculoskeletal diagnostic, image-guided interventional service and clinical consultations. He is a part of the multidisciplinary orthopaedic sarcoma board and regional sports and exercise medicine meeting as a part of the multidisciplinary OXSPORT team. The OXSPORT patients include national and international level elite athletes including runners, rowers, weight lifters, football, rugby and cricket players.
He completed a structured radiology specialist registrar training from the Mersey Deanery, Liverpool, UK. He has excelled in clinical and academic areas through his training years, won a number of academic prizes and successfully obtained training completion certificate (CCST).
He travelled to Canada for a year and completed musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at the McGill University, Montreal. He has obtained additional subspecialist experience in trauma, sports, rheumatological, oncological musculoskeletal and spine imaging and intervention. He had a wonderful experience working and living in Canada, where he and his wife have made many dear friends.
Dr. Chari obtained the British Society of Skeletal Radiology (BSSR) travel scholarship in 2016 and had an opportunity to have a mini fellowship experience in musculoskeletal intervention in Strasbourg, France.
His further qualifications include Membership of Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MSc in diagnostic imaging from Oxford University and Diploma from European Society of Skeletal Radiology.
Dr. Chari’s career has been a good balance between clinical and academic roles. He has showed an immense passion towards research and academic activities. He has authored and co-authored a number of medical publications. He participates in CME activities regularly and speak at a number of national and international conferences every year.
Dr Chari’s radiological affiliations include
Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)
Member of European Society of Skeletal Radiology (ESSR)
Member of British Society of Skeletal Radiology (BSSR)
Member of Sports sub-committee of ESSR
He has a busy personal life. He and his wife Simren have three beautiful children, Rishaan, Samayra and Ronav.
Areas of interest
MSK, Musculoskeletal: musculoskeletal Ultrasound: musculoskeletal MRI: musculoskeletal CT: musculoskeletal intervention: Tendon injections: Joint injections: Soft tissue and bone biopsy: dry needling, tendinitis, hydrodilatation, hydrodistension, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, plantar fasciitis, Achilles, Mortons neuroma, bursitis, rotator cuff, meniscus, ACL, PCL, cartilage, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, muscle tear, sprain, fracture, stress fracture, runners, hamstring, quadriceps, biceps, wrist, hand, Dupuytrens contracture, trigger finger, pulley release, ganglion, carpal tunnel, nerve root block, epidural, facet joint injections, caudal epidural, spinal, lower back pain, whiplash, disc prolapse, osteoporosis, osteomyelitis, bone tumour, soft tissue tumour, lumps and bumps, high volume tendon stripping
- OMR St Lukes Hospital Latimer Road Headington Oxford OX3 7PF
- 0800 170 1245
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist,
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre,
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Urdu - Conversational
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Basic
- Tamil - Basic
- MBBS University of Mysore 2001
- MSc Oxford University 2008
- MRCS Royal College os Surgeons 2006
- FRCR Royal College of Radiologists 2012
- DipESSR European Society of Skeletal Radiology 2016
- Fellowship McGill University, Montreal, Canada 2014
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